TMZ got slapped with a lawsuit over the posting of the O.J. Simpson book. An excerpt from If I Did It appeared on the website (lifted straight from Pirate Bay) and the federal bankruptcy trustee filed an emergency motion, seeking to force the site to pull the book, which they did.
Jonathan Polak, a Goldman family attorney, said the web site
literally reached into the bankruptcy estate and stole this asset for its own profit.
Which is pretty much what we said.
What makes this even more contemptible is that TMZ is owned by AOL and Time-Warner. Just try pulling this stunt with any of their copyrighted materials.